Chicago Bears Free Agency: 3 tackles to sign after the draft to add competition

Chicago Bears, Isaiah Wynn
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Chicago Bears, Cameron Erving
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The Chicago Bears should consider signing Cameron Erving if healthy

A former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, Cameron Erving would make a very solid depth piece despite his age. Erving is 30 years old and will actually be 31 to start the season. That's not exactly in line with what we have seen from Ryan Poles, but the well is drying up and age might need to be considered less than ability.

If the Chicago Bears were to sign Erving, it would not be a splash signing as if they signed Isaiah Wynn. Erving at this point would be more for depth only and can help bring experience to a less experienced offensive line. Even if only mentoring from the bench as he did in Carolina, Erving has the ability to step in if someone goes down with an injury. He is 6'5" and 313 pounds. He had a 9.32 RAS coming out of college. He has NFL experience at literally every offensive line position - including center. He also is likely to receive a one-year deal worth less than $4 million.

Throughout his career, Erving has been a better pass blocker than a run blocker. That said, I think he would be servicable enough to step in and take over if needed and help the Chicago Bears in 2023. I'd even consider signing Erving even if the Bears did land a top offensive line prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft.